Gang Stalking – Off Topic – PostaDay 2011 – Why are reality TV shows so popular?

It seems everyone hates them in general, but has one show they just can’t stop watching. Which one is yours? If you don’t watch any, which of the ones you’ve heard about do you think you’d be most likely to watch? What’s your theory about why this form dominates so much of modern TV?

One, I don’t have a TV, so even if I want to  watch these shows, I can’t.  But saying that, I know all about the reality shows.  I can’t get away from hearing about them in the media.  Every which way I turn, there’s some reality star acting up.  They’re getting drunk,  sleeping with everybody, or being arrested for being rowdy.

I think the show that I would likely watch would  be “Jersey Shore”.  I think that’s the name.   A woman whose name is Snooki is always in the news for one reason or another.  Lately, I’ve heard “Jersey Shore” has gone to Italy.  And from all the information I can gather, they’re acting exactly the same way they act in New Jersey.  The only reason I would watch this show is because it is based on the East Coast.  Being from the East Coast, I’m curious about what is  going on back there.  Otherwise, I would have no interest at all in seeing “Jersey Shore”.

As to why these shows are popular, I can only guess.   I think most of us who live a somewhat normal life are fascinated by what these people do and get away with.  They have a certain freedom which we don’t have.  They don’t censor themselves at all  .  They do what they want and don’t seem to care what anyone thinks.  So I think we envy them their carefree way of living.  They seem to have no restraints on what they do.  They never  think of what the consequences will be.  We always think of what the consequences will be if we act up.